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How to Reduce Chemicals from Your Life

By Fredrica Syren: Unfortunately, many items at home, as well as products we buy, contain harmful chemicals. The problem is a lack of restrictions to prevent manufacturers from using chemicals in their products. It is impossible to protect against all harmful chemicals. But it is possible to avoid several of …

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Testing an Easy Solution for Capturing Microfibers

By Larraine Roulston:  Will a new filter now being tested on washing machines solve the problem of plastic microfibers entering our drinking water?  We have begun addressing the accumulation of plastic microbeads in the oceans.Now, another development has emerged. Last year, David Sweetnam, executive director of Georgian Bay Forever, revealed …

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Sleeping Dangers to Your Lungs

By Kim Robson: One of the most important aspects to maintaining good health is to get plenty of sleep. A good night’s sleep is critical for people of all ages to rejuvenate the mind and body. Sleep deprivation not only inhibits productivity and the ability to remember and store information, but …

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Eco-Friendly Fashion—Denim Jeans

By Fredrica Syren: Traditionally, the fashion industry ranks third among major industries contributing to pollution, and is second in water use. Making one pair of stonewashed jeans requires 500 gallons of water. On top of this, cotton is being used as one of its major raw materials, and cotton production relies …

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Denim Jeans Recycling

By Fredrica Syren: This last summer my husband had two of his denim Levis jeans rip and become unwearable. And my kids, well, they go through jeans as if they were being dragged on the ground all day long. Of course I try to patch and repair as best as I can to extend their life a wee bit longer, but ultimately the jeans’ days are numbered. Then the question …

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Is Your Sofa Killing You?–Chemicals Lurking In Your Home

By James Harker-Syren Last week, if someone had asked me, “What about this picture is potentially killing your kids?” I would have looked at them like they were crazy.  This is my Facebook profile picture, for crying out loud. What are you talking about? One day while driving to work, I …

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Toxic Free Kids–Chemicals Lurking In Sleepwear

By Fredrica Syren As I learn more about toxins in our lives and how to try reducing them for my family it’s amazing to think about how we take for granted that what our kids sleep in is safe from toxins and how deceptive that can be. When my daughter was …

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Organic Baby Clothes — Why it Matters and How To Afford Them

By Fredrica Syren: With our firstborn, I was so happy to get pretty much everything, including all her clothes, as hand-me-downs, which saved us lots of money and saved the environment. As most parents know, with a baby comes the need to buy lots of things for them: furniture, car …

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EU Votes for Stricter Rules on Textile Chemical

By Fredrica Syren: It’s a huge victory for all environmental groups who have been fighting to have a dangerous chemical called Nonylphenol banned. In July, it was announced that EU had voted “yes” on this very important law regarding chemicals found in textiles. Nonylphenol is a toxic xenobiotic compound with …

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